John A. Bertolini's The Case for Terence Rattigan, Playwright (Bernard Shaw and PDF

By John A. Bertolini

ISBN-10: 3319409964

ISBN-13: 9783319409962

This e-book asserts the extreme caliber of mid-twentieth century playwright Terence Rattigan’s dramatic artwork and its foundation in his use of subtext, implication, and understatement. via discussing each play in chronological order, the booklet additionally articulates the trajectory of Rattigan’s darkening imaginative and prescient of the human power for happiness from his prior comedies via his ultimate performs in which loss of life seems to be as a longed for peace. New this is the exploration via shut research of Rattigan’s form of writing discussion and speeches, and the way that type expresses Rattigan’s feel of lifestyles. Likewise, the publication newly examines how Rattigan attracts on assets in Greek and Roman historical past, literature, and fantasy, in addition to how he invitations comparability with the paintings of different playwrights, in particular Bernard Shaw and Shakespeare. it is going to charm generally to school and collage scholars learning dramatic literature, but additionally and in particular to actors and administrators, and the play-going, play-reading public.

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